Singer/Songwriter Mary Keey started 2020 with high hopes and a full plan for the release of her music. However, due to Covid 19 things have been one roller coaster after another but she was always confident that she will bring her vision for her album to reality despite the global setback. The new single entitled “Paris” is the first of a series of songs. The song ‘Paris’ is a love song aimed at paying homage to the beautiful city of Paris. Now, before you say your Bonjour and Bonsoir Madam, note that this song could be also a celebration of your own beautiful city and travelling/enjoying life in general. However, for this piece I will stick to Paris, a beautiful city that I for one has visited on countless occasions. If you are an avid fan of the Netflix you would see that they too share Mary Keey’s vision as one of their most successful releases of 2020 is “Emily in Paris” , a series geared at showcasing the beauty of a small beautiful city in the center of France.
The single Paris certainly has commercial appeal, but it’s far from pure pop. Mary has surrounded herself with a cadre of top flight accompanists who play to the song rather than attempting to glom off some of Mary’s moment to shine. Shine she does. ‘Paris’ more than adequately conveys the confidence and sensuality behind so much of the tune and stands as a wonderfully complete first expression of identity from a singer, songwriter, and performer we’ll undoubtedly be hearing more from in the years to come.
The song has a hell of a production job setting it apart from the work her contemporaries do. Mary sounds like a throwback of sorts, equal parts pop superstar in the making and backbreaker singer with ample soul to burn, and the way she possesses a song is reminiscent of the greatest singers, male and female alike.
She makes every syllable matter and there’s a level of attentiveness to her phrasing that goes far beyond the ken of average or inexperienced singers. Let’s be honest – Mary has likely been singing since she was a kid, so it isn’t like she hasn’t been developing this talent.
She’s making a mark straight out of the gate and, in an increasingly fragmented popular music world, we need these sort of transformational talents more than ever before. Mary Keey’s ‘Paris’ causes the best kind of turmoil and leaves you wanting more. We decided to catch up with the lady herself for an exclusive interview on Camden Monthly..
What inspired you to get into music? I actually don’t know I just always made it and I was way better in expressing myself in music than in person…
How would you describe your music? Plain old pop music with an 80’s twist
What would you say is your recording and song writing style? I like to write songs that inspire people and give them some positivity in these uncertain times…
Where would you like to see your music career in 5 years time? Back on the road touring!!!
Where can music fans listen your music? My new song Paris will be out November 29 and will be on all major online retail such as Spotify, google play and apple music… and there will also be a video to it which is very much inspired by an 80ies style party!
Paris by Mary Keey out on the 29th of November 2020